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Finally, after a long wait, the schedule of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) are announced on Sunday. The first match will be held on April 9 at Chennai between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The final of the tournament will be played on May 30 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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Venues for IPL 2021

This time Punjab, Hyderabad, Rajasthan have not got a chance to host. A total of 60 matches of the 52-day IPL will be held in six cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

The finals and play-offs will be played in Ahmedabad. This time the biggest feature of the IPL will be that all the matches will be played in neutral places and no team will play matches at their home stadium.

A total of 11 doubleheaders (two matches a day) will be played in the tournament. The afternoon matches will start at 3:30 p.m. while the evening matches will be played from 7:30 p.m.

The biggest thing is that this time IPL 2021 will be played in the empty stadiums without the spectators like the previous season and a decision will be taken later on the entry of the fans.

Here is the full schedule of IPL 2021

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DATE & DAY MATCH TIME (IST) VENUE
April 9, Friday Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Chennai
April 10, Saturday Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals 7:30 PM Mumbai
April 11, Sunday Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders 7:30 PM Chennai
April 12, Monday Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings 7:30 PM Mumbai
April 13, Tuesday Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians 7:30 PM Chennai
April 14, Wednesday Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Chennai
April 15, Thursday Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals 7:30 PM Mumbai
April 16, Friday Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PM Mumbai
April 17, Saturday Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 7:30 PM Chennai
April 18, Sunday Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders 3:30 PM Chennai
April 18, Sunday Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings 7:30 PM Mumbai
April 19, Monday Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals 7:30 PM Mumbai
April 20, Tuesday Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians 7:30 PM Chennai
April 21, Wednesday Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 3:30 PM Chennai
April 21, Wednesday Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PM Mumbai
April 22, Thursday Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals 7:30 PM Mumbai
April 23, Friday Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians 7:30 PM Chennai
April 24, Saturday Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders 7:30 PM Mumbai
April 25, Sunday Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 3:30 PM Mumbai
April 25, Sunday Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals 7:30 PM Chennai
April 26, Monday Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 7:30 PM Ahmedabad
April 27, Tuesday Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Ahmedabad
April 28, Wednesday Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 7:30 PM Delhi
April 29, Thursday Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals 3:30 PM Delhi
April 29, Thursday Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders 7:30 PM Ahmedabad
April 30, Friday Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Ahmedabad
May 1, Saturday Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PM Delhi
May 2, Sunday Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 3:30 PM Delhi
May 2, Sunday Punjab Kings Vs Delhi Capitals 7:30 PM Ahmedabad
May 3, Monday Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Ahmedabad
May 4, Tuesday Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians 7.30 PM Delhi
May 5, Wednesday Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings 7.30 PM Delhi
May 6, Thursday Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings 7.30 PM Ahmedabad
May 7, Friday Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings 7.30 PM Delhi
May 8, Saturday Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Capitals 3.30 PM Ahmedabad
May 8, Saturday Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians 7.30 PM Delhi
May 9, Sunday Chennai Super Kings v Punjab Kings 3.30 PM Bengaluru
May 9, Sunday Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad 7.30 PM Kolkata
May 10, Monday Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders 7.30 PM Bengaluru
May 11, Tuesday Delhi Capitals v Rajasthan Royals 7.30 PM Kolkata
May 12, Wednesday Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders 7.30 PM Bengaluru
May 13, Thursday Mumbai Indians v Punjab Kings 3.30 PM Bengaluru
May 13, Thursday Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals 7.30 PM Kolkata
May 14, Friday Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Capitals 7.30 PM Kolkata
May 15, Saturday Kolkata Knight Riders v Punjab Kings 7.30 PM Bengaluru
May 16, Sunday Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore 3.30 PM Kolkata
May 16, Sunday Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians 7.30 PM Bengaluru
May 17, Monday Delhi Capitals v Sunrisers Hyderabad 3.30 PM Kolkata
May 18, Tuesday Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals 3.30 PM Bengaluru
May 19, Wednesday Sunrisers Hyderabad v Punjab Kings 3.30 PM Bengaluru
May 20, Thursday Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians 3.30 PM Kolkata
May 21, Friday Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad 3.30 PM Bengaluru
May 21, Friday Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings 7.30 PM Kolkata
May 22, Saturday Punjab Kings v Rajasthan Royals 7.30 PM Bengaluru
May 23, Sunday Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals 3.30 PM Kolkata
May 23, Sunday Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings 7.30 PM Kolkata
May 25, Tuesday QUALIFIER 1 7.30 PM Ahmedabad
May 26, Wednesday ELIMINATOR 7.30 PM Ahmedabad
May 28, Friday QUALIFIER 2 7.30 PM Ahmedabad
May 30, Sunday FINAL 7.30 PM Ahmedabad

The first battle between India’s captain and vice-captain is expected to be tremendous. The previous season was held in the UAE outside India in September-November instead of March-April due to Corona.

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Mumbai Indians are currently defending champions of the IPL trophy. Led by Rohit Sharma Mumbai Indians have won 5 IPL trophies. It will be interesting to see this time can IPL getN another winner or Mumbai Indians will go for a hat-trick of trophies.


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